Lunger Doubles Up Again as Blair, Boardman, Woodward, Proper, Nocero All Find Victory Lane!

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August 28, 2017

By: Jamie McMillen

For the sixteenth consecutive week, Stateline Speedway and their dedicated fans were greeted with another night of great racing. With a Pepsi Night promotion full of giveaways and a Sugar Grove Beverage Outlaw E-Mod and Shults Auto Group RUSH Crate Late Model Mystery Team race on the card. The action on the smooth surface was great, as Dennis Lunger Jr went onto to win yet another Rusted Nutz RUSH Pro Mod feature event. In the RUSH Crate Late Model division, Lunger Jr again found victory lane, pulling the double for the second time this season. John Woodward Jr made it two in a row for the Sugar Grove Beverage Outlaw E-Mods while Max Blair continued to stifle the competition in the Overhead Door of Jamestown Super Late Models. John Boardman chalked up another victory under his belt in the Wellington Log Homes Street Stock division, while Dan Nocero Jr captured the Super Sportsman feature event. Andy Proper found his way back to victory lane in the Bailey’s Towing and Recovery Challenger division. Al Brewer and Dennis Lunger Jr were the mystery team race champions.

The first feature event of the night was the Rusted Nutz RUSH Pro Mods, with Chad Carlson and Ryan Scott starting on the front row. Quickly after the drop of the green flag, Scott Gurdak started a charge to the front, getting by Scott for second on the first lap. Matt Harvey moved by Scott for third as the #0 machine faded to fourth in the early going. By lap five, Dennis Lunger Jr was on his way to the front, cracking into the top four. It took only five more laps for Lunger to get by Harvey for third, while pressuring Gurdak for second. With seven laps remaining, Lunger had caught Carlson for the top spot as the leaders entered heavy lapped traffic. On lap sixteen Lunger was able to slide under Carlson in turns three and four to take over the lead. One lap later, the first caution of the race came out for the 4Q of Jarrod Silvis. During the spin, the second-place car of Carlson was collected, ending his run in the top two. Another yellow flag slowed the field as Devin Ruhlman, Brian Mohawk, and Zach Johnson tangled on the restart. When the race finally went back to green, it was all Lunger followed by Gurdak, Harvey, Scott, and Justin Carlson. Heat winners were Harvey and Lunger.
Fresh off of a victory in the previous race, Dennis Lunger was on the pole for the following one, with hot shoe Jason Genco starting along-side him. When the green flag started the Shults Auto Group RUSH Crate Late Model feature, Lunger found himself out front early with Genco and the X-factor of Wyatt Scott all contending for the top spot. Max Blair was fourth with Scott Gurdak fifth. Darrell Bossard cracked the top five on lap six as Genco began pressuring Lunger for the lead. Several side-by-side laps ensued with Genco on the bottom and Lunger running the top. With five laps to go, the fantastic battle for the lead continued as Genco would draw even with Lunger several times with Lunger prevailing off the top side at the exit of the turns. Max Blair made his presence known by getting to third place with two laps remaining, turning the race into a three-car battle for the lead. At the checkers, Lunger would hold onto to win his second consecutive race of the night, Genco bested Blair for second, with Wyatt Scott, and Bossard rounding out the top five. Heat winners were Jeff Hoffman and Gurdak.

The other half of the Mystery Team Race participants were next as the Sugar Grove Beverage Outlaw E-Mods rolled out onto the track for their feature event. Stateline Speedway veteran Ron Seeley in his infamous #82s started on the front row with the Tim Engles owned #68 driven by Randy Hall to his outside. The green flag action didn’t last long as Brian Stino, Walt Johnson, and Steve Rex got bunched together on the very first lap. Following the return to green, the yellow flag would again fly after one lap completed as Darren Tarabori spun on the front stretch. On the restart, it was Hall, Seeley, Greg Johnson, Tim Peterson, and last week’s winner, John Woodward Jr. Woodward wasted no time in getting to second place with a bold three-wide move that worked in his favor. Woodward would only hold second until lap six, when Greg Johnson would sneak into the runner up position. Justin Carlson used the high side to get by Seeley for fourth as the yellow flag slowed the race again on lap nine. At halfway, Woodward got back by Johnson for second as Michael McGee entered the top five and quickly moved into third place the following lap. Lap twelve was slowed with yet another caution as the top five was Hall, Woodward, McGee, Seeley, and Al Brewer. Three laps after the restart, Woodward used the high side to get to the point. On lap sixteen, Hall came to a stop in turn four. The rest of the event would fail to get a green flag lap in as cautions continued to breed cautions. The time limit was reached and the finishing order was Woodward, Seeley, Brewer, Peterson, and John Boyd. Heat winners were Woodward, Boyd, and Brewer. Following the finish of the feature, it was determined that Al Brewer and Dennis Lunger Jr were the winners of the mystery team race with their top three finishes combining for the top award.

The Overhead Door of Jamestown Super Late Models were next on the track as all the cars would enter the speedway and shut off their motors to pay tribute to the losses of Jim Britt and Rick Briggs. A moment of silence was honored after track historian Randy Anderson shared some sentimental words about both competitors. After the engines were re-fired, it was John Lobb and John Volpe on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature event. John Lobb led the race early with Max Blair quickly charging into the top five. It only took Max four circuits to complete the pass for the lead. From that point on, he wouldn’t look back. Dave Hess Jr moved into second after passing Lobb and tried to cut into Blair’s large lead. A caution on lap ten bunched the field back up but it wouldn’t change the outcome. Blair would continue to lead while Dutch Davies and Darrell Bossard battled for the last spot in the top five. At the line, it was Blair, Hess, Lobb, Volpe, and Bossard. Heat winners were Hess, Lobb, and Damian Bidwell.

Gary Fisher and Kyle Couchenour set the front row for the Wellington Log Homes Street Stock main event. Dave Shagla Jr led the first lap after making it three wide for the top spot. Quickly after one lap was completed, the event was slowed with the first yellow flag. Jordan Eck and Devon Dudenhoeffer had come to a stop in turns three and four. The top five at the time was Shagla, Couchenour, Bill Reeves, John Boardman, and Brandon Groters. After the race returned to green, Boardman moved into third place before the event was again slowed with a yellow flag for Scott Dellahoy, Paul Nelson, and Wayne Mohawk getting mixed up together. Three more laps were completed before another yellow flag flew for the #6R of Vic Redeye coming to a stop. Shagla continued to lead Couchenour, Boardman, and Groters in a great four car battle. Another restart on lap twelve would allow Boardman to get to second pressuring Shagla for the top spot. Boardman led lap fourteen as Shagla took the lead back on the very next lap. Boardman took over the lead for good with three laps remaining, going onto win another feature event. Shagla wsa second, Couchenour third, Groters fourth, and Bill Applebee rounding out the top five. Heat winners were Groters, Boadman, and Reeves.

A detailed rundown of the remaining two events were unavailable at the time of the release. In Super Sportsman action, Dan Nocero Jr won the feature from his third starting position. Heat winners were Matt Kosinski and Tommy Kosinski. In the Bailey’s Towing and Recovery Challenger division, Andy Proper held off challenges from multiple winner Gary Troyer to win the last event of the evening. Heat winners were Proper, Troyer, and Rick Feely.


August 26th, 2017
RESULTS
BUSTI, NY
Pro-Mod - Rusted Nutz

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)
1. F4-Matt Harvey[2] ; 2. 5G-Scott Gurdak[3] ; 3. 16-Justin Carlson[7] ; 4. 23-Kevin Ruhlman[5] ; 5. 20-Brian Mohawk[1] ; 6. 05-Zach Johnson[6] ; 7. 67-Jason Covey[4]

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)
1. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[2] ; 2. 18-Chad Carlson[5] ; 3. 0-Ryan Scott[7] ; 4. 07XX-Kevin Decker[1] ; 5. 0A-Dennis Asel[4] ; 6. 66-Dennis  Hagg Jr[6] ; 7. 4Q-Jarrod Silvis[3]

A-Main 1 -  (20 Laps)
1. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[6] ; 2. 5G-Scott Gurdak[3] ; 3. F4-Matt Harvey[5] ; 4. 0-Ryan Scott[2] ; 5. 16-Justin Carlson[8] ; 6. 67-Jason Covey[13] ; 7. 23-Kevin Ruhlman[7] ; 8. 05-Zach Johnson[11] ; 9. 07XX-Kevin Decker[4] ; 10. 66-Dennis  Hagg Jr[12] ; 11. 18-Chad Carlson[1] ; 12. 4Q-Jarrod Silvis[14] ; 13. 0A-Dennis Asel[10] ; 14. 20-Brian Mohawk[9]

Super Sportsman - Himes Auction Company

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 16-Matt Kosinski[1] ; 2. 18-Jim Kibbe[5] ; 3. 88-Ted Kosinski[3] ; 4. 15-Steve Longo[4] ; 5. 884-Tom Kosinski[2] ; 6. 222-Doug Birath[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 19-Tommy Kosinski[6] ; 2. 6-Dan Nocero Jr.[3] ; 3. 84-Michael Kosinski[5] ; 4. 7-Mike Genco[4] ; 5. 716-Shane Horner[2] ; 6. 20-Brian Larson[1]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 6-Dan Nocero Jr.[3] ; 2. 18-Jim Kibbe[4] ; 3. 16-Matt Kosinski[5] ; 4. 88-Ted Kosinski[2] ; 5. 84-Michael Kosinski[1] ; 6. 19-Tommy Kosinski[12] ; 7. 15-Steve Longo[6] ; 8. 20-Brian Larson[11] ; 9. 884-Tom Kosinski[8] ; 10. 7-Mike Genco[7] ; 11. 716-Shane Horner[9] ; 12. 222-Doug Birath[10]

Super Late Model - Overhead Door of Jamestown

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 44S-Dave  Hess Jr.[3] ; 2. 22B-Darrell Bossard[1] ; 3. 111-Max Blair[7] ; 4. X-Wyatt Scott[2] ; 5. 1-Rich Gardner[4] ; 6. B22-Bump Hedman[6] ; 7. 19-Bob  Dorman[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 28-John Lobb[3] ; 2. 33-Chris  Hackett[5] ; 3. 30-Rick Tripodi[1] ; 4. 12B-Andy Boozel[6] ; 5. 72-Ward Schell[2] ; 6. 38-Nathan Hill[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 7Teen-Damien Bidwell[5] ; 2. 40-Dutch Davies[4] ; 3. 53-John Volpe[2] ; 4. 21A-Pete Alspaugh[6] ; 5. 22-Greg Oakes[3] ; 6. 20-Doug Eck[1]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)
1. 111-Max Blair[4] ; 2. 44S-Dave  Hess Jr.[6] ; 3. 28-John Lobb[1] ; 4. 53-John Volpe[2] ; 5. 22B-Darrell Bossard[5] ; 6. 1-Rich Gardner[13] ; 7. 21A-Pete Alspaugh[12] ; 8. 7Teen-Damien Bidwell[9] ; 9. 22-Greg Oakes[15] ; 10. 40-Dutch Davies[8] ; 11. 33-Chris  Hackett[7] ; 12. 12B-Andy Boozel[11] ; 13. X-Wyatt Scott[10] ; 14. 38-Nathan Hill[17] ; 15. B22-Bump Hedman[16] ; 16. 30-Rick Tripodi[3] ; 17. 72-Ward Schell[14] ; 18. 19-Bob  Dorman[19] ; 19. 20-Doug Eck[18]

Challenger - Bailey's Towing & Recovery

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)
1. 17-Andy Proper[3] ; 2. 72-John Zeleznick[6] ; 3. 83-Bob Leonard[2] ; 4. 23X-Brandon Hall[4] ; 5. 22-Chris Horton[5] ; 6. 14R-Nick Reed[8] ; 7. 6-Nicole Condron[1] ; 8. 5-Jasmine Markham[7]

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)
1. 13-Gary Troyer[1] ; 2. 72P-Preston Matve[4] ; 3. 12J-John Seekings[2] ; 4. 12Jr-Jordan Melice[5] ; 5. 77-Dakota Curry[6] ; 6. 10K-Brandon Stover[3] ; 7. 68B-Benjamin Stover[7]

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps)
1. 28-Rick Feely[2] ; 2. 20D-Dylan Greene[4] ; 3. 34H-Brandon Huffman[7] ; 4. 42-Phil Powell[5] ; 5. 54-Rory Houser[3] ; 6. T19-Tom Labarbera[6] ; 7. 15x-Skip Jackson[1]

A-Main 1 -  (12 Laps)
1. 17-Andy Proper[5] ; 2. 13-Gary Troyer[6] ; 3. 23X-Brandon Hall[2] ; 4. 20D-Dylan Greene[7] ; 5. 72-John Zeleznick[9] ; 6. 77-Dakota Curry[14] ; 7. 83-Bob Leonard[10] ; 8. 22-Chris Horton[13] ; 9. 42-Phil Powell[12] ; 10. 72P-Preston Matve[11] ; 11. 34H-Brandon Huffman[3] ; 12. 6-Nicole Condron[19] ; 13. 14R-Nick Reed[16] ; 14. 12J-John Seekings[4] ; 15. 12Jr-Jordan Melice[8] ; 16. 10K-Brandon Stover[17] ; 17. 5-Jasmine Markham[22] ; 18. 28-Rick Feely[1] ; 19. 15x-Skip Jackson[21] ; 20. 68B-Benjamin Stover[20] ; 21. T19-Tom Labarbera[18] ; 22. 54-Rory Houser[15]

Crate Late Model - Shults Auto Group

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 32-Jeff Hoffman[1] ; 2. 111-Max Blair[7] ; 3. 213-Darrell Bossard[5] ; 4. x3-Wyatt Scott[8] ; 5. 28C-Chad Schauers[2] ; 6. 98-Kevin Hill[4] ; 7. 83-DJ Krug[6] ; 8. 45-Chad Clement[9] ; 9. 3-Bruce Hordusky Jr.[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 5G-Scott Gurdak[2] ; 2. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[1] ; 3. 29J-Jason Genco[6] ; 4. 0-Ryan Scott[5] ; 5. 17E-Nathan Earle[7] ; 6. 25-Matt Sipes[3] ; 7. 6-Paul Norman[8] ; 8. 33R-John Lacki[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[1] ; 2. 29J-Jason Genco[2] ; 3. 111-Max Blair[6] ; 4. x3-Wyatt Scott[4] ; 5. 213-Darrell Bossard[5] ; 6. 32-Jeff Hoffman[8] ; 7. 5G-Scott Gurdak[3] ; 8. 0-Ryan Scott[7] ; 9. 28C-Chad Schauers[9] ; 10. 17E-Nathan Earle[10] ; 11. 3-Bruce Hordusky Jr.[17] ; 12. 25-Matt Sipes[12] ; 13. 33R-John Lacki[16] ; 14. 6-Paul Norman[14] ; 15. 98-Kevin Hill[11] ; 16. 45-Chad Clement[15] ; 17. 83-DJ Krug[13]

Outlaw E-Mod - Sugar Grove Beverage

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 18-John Woodward[2] ; 2. 05-Greg Johnson[3] ; 3. 68-Randy Hall[6] ; 4. 11M-Michael McGee[7] ; 5. 04-Brian Stino[1] ; 6. 6-Darren Tarabori[5] ; 7. 27R-Steve Rex[8] ; 8. 9E-Mike Eschrich[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 65-John Boyd[1] ; 2. 14-Justin Carlson[6] ; 3. 55S-Butch Southwell[2] ; 4. 33-Josh Ferry[3] ; 5. 32-Tim Rockwell[4] ; 6. 42-Walt Johnson[5] ; 7. F-18-Dominic Deponceau[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 71-Al Brewer[5] ; 2. 07P-Tim Peterson[4] ; 3. 82s-Ron Seeley[6] ; 4. 67-Jack Young[7] ; 5. 69-Bryon Johnson[1] ; 6. 39-Dave Lanphere[3] ; 7. 37-Calvin Thomson[2]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 18-John Woodward[6] ; 2. 82s-Ron Seeley[3] ; 3. 71-Al Brewer[10] ; 4. 07P-Tim Peterson[5] ; 5. 65-John Boyd[7] ; 6. 27R-Steve Rex[19] ; 7. 05-Greg Johnson[4] ; 8. F-18-Dominic Deponceau[20] ; 9. 37-Calvin Thomson[21] ; 10. 39-Dave Lanphere[18] ; 11. 32-Tim Rockwell[14] ; 12. 14-Justin Carlson[8] ; 13. 55S-Butch Southwell[9] ; 14. 9E-Mike Eschrich[22] ; 15. 68-Randy Hall[2] ; 16. 11M-Michael McGee[12] ; 17. 04-Brian Stino[13] ; 18. 42-Walt Johnson[17] ; 19. 67-Jack Young[11] ; 20. 6-Darren Tarabori[16] ; 21. 69-Bryon Johnson[15] ; 22. 33-Josh Ferry[1]

Street Stock - Wellington Log Homes

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 22-Brandon Groters[2] ; 2. 99F-Gary Fisher[4] ; 3. 20J-Jordan Eck[6] ; 4. 14B-Bill Best[1] ; 5. 5B-Jason Black[7] ; 6. 64-Brian Mohawk[3] ; 7. 6R-Vic Redeye[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 777-John Boardman[4] ; 2. 27-Scott Dellahoy[2] ; 3. 3D-Tyler Dynys[1] ; 4. 24C-Brian Crandall[5] ; 5. 17-Mike Moore[7] ; 6. 9-Bill Applebee[6] ; 7. 4*-Douglas Eck[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 15R-Bill Reeves[1] ; 2. 6-Dave Shagla Jr.[4] ; 3. 299-Kyle Couchenour[6] ; 4. 15M-Anthony Marotto[3] ; 5. 47-Deven Dudenhoeffer[2] ; 6. 55-Paul Nelson[5]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 777-John Boardman[6] ; 2. 6-Dave Shagla Jr.[3] ; 3. 299-Kyle Couchenour[2] ; 4. 22-Brandon Groters[4] ; 5. 9-Bill Applebee[17] ; 6. 15R-Bill Reeves[5] ; 7. 99F-Gary Fisher[1] ; 8. 5B-Jason Black[13] ; 9. 47-Deven Dudenhoeffer[15] ; 10. 17-Mike Moore[14] ; 11. 3D-Tyler Dynys[7] ; 12. 20J-Jordan Eck[8] ; 13. 15M-Anthony Marotto[12] ; 14. 24C-Brian Crandall[11] ; 15. 55-Paul Nelson[18] ; 16. 14B-Bill Best[10] ; 17. 27-Scott Dellahoy[9] ; 18. 64-Brian Mohawk[16] ; 19. 6R-Vic Redeye[19] ; 20. 4*-Douglas Eck[20]